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Title: Linguistic Universals and Language Variation
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110238051-1
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 231
Description:

The volume explores the relationship between linguistic universals and
language variation. Its contributions identify the recurrent patterns and
principles behind the complex spectrum of observable variation. The volume
bridges the gap between cross-linguistic variation, regional variation,
diachronic variation, contact-induced variation as well as socially conditioned
variation. Moreover, it addresses fundamental methodological and theoretical
issues of variation research.

The volume brings together internationally renowned specialists of their fields
while, at the same time, offering a platform for gifted and highly talented
young researchers. The authors come from different theoretical backgrounds
and through their work illustrate a rich array of scientific methods. All authors
share a strong belief in empirically founded theoretical work.

The contributions span a high number of languages and dialects from many
parts of the world. They are extremely broad in their empirical coverage
addressing an impressive selection of grammatical domains.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Typology
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110238068
Pages: 472
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ISBN-13: 9783110238051
Pages: 472
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